Launching council’s suggestion box are (from left) Hinkler Central marketing manager Elysia Billingham, Rodger Gittoes, who gave the council the idea, and Cr David Batt.
Launching council’s suggestion box are (from left) Hinkler Central marketing manager Elysia Billingham, Rodger Gittoes, who gave the council the idea, and Cr David Batt.

Public invited to have their say

A BRIGHT idea from Bundaberg resident Rodger Gittoes has led to Bundaberg Regional Council devising its first Bright Ideas suggestion box.

Mr Gittoes contacted the council because he thought a suggestion box was needed to promote public opinion.

The first of the council’s Bright Ideas boxes is now set up at Hinkler Central Shopping Centre, at the top of the travelators near the food court.

Governance portfolio holder David Batt said it was a good opportunity for people to make a real contribution.

“Lots of people have good ideas, but sometimes find it hard to get those ideas to council.

“We’re setting up these boxes in busy areas like shopping centres to make it as easy as possible for people to get involved,” Cr Batt said.

The boxes will be cleared weekly and all suggestions put into the council’s customer request management system.

All suggestions will be logged, given a request number, tracked and monitored.

“If people put their contact details on the form we’ll get back to them with the request number and give them feedback on their idea,” Cr Batt said.

Cr Batt said the council was committed to implementing what the public wanted.“It’s another way for the public to give us feedback,” he said.

Hinkler Central marketing manager Elysia Billingham said this was an exciting opportunity for Hinkler Central shoppers to have their say about the Bundaberg region.

“The feedback we receive on a centre level is invaluable in helping us plan our future direction for providing shoppers with the retail environment they want,” Ms Billingham said.

“Being able to take it another step to ask for feedback on improving their region is a great initiative.”

What ideas will you be sharing in the suggestion box? Reveal your Bright Ideas by leaving a comment below.



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